The Madison-Gallatin Chapter of Trout Unlimited was formed in 1968 by Bud Lilly, Dan Bailey, Pat Sample Halterman, Bud Morris and John Peters. This group came together because of mutual concerns over southwest Montana fisheries, including habitat impacts and the threat of a dam on the Yellowstone River. Habitat issues and dams have continued to be key concerns of the Chapter over the years.
Other landmark issues the Madison-Gallatin Chapter has been actively involved in were the implementation of the wild trout management program in the 1970s and the efforts to protect stream access in the 1980s. Most recently the Chapter has been active in native fish restoration issues involving the arctic grayling and the westslope cutthroat trout.
Today the The Madison-Gallatin Chapter has a rich heritage of strong advocacy for the Madison and Gallatin watersheds and and our native and wild trout. We are currently over 600 members strong.
To conserve, protect and restore S.W. Montana’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.
To ensure robust populations of native and wild coldwater fish once again thrive within S.W. Montana so that our children can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters.